3rd Sunday after the Epiphany: Sunday, Jan. 27

Songs/Hymns for the Day

3rd Sunday after the Epiphany

  8:30am Contemporary Service

“10,000 Reasons”

“Restless”

“I Lift My Eyes Up”

“What a Friend We Have in Jesus”

11:00am Traditional Service

Divine Service II, page 167

#550 “Lamb of God”

#542 “When I Behold Jesus Christ”

#461 “I Know That My Redeemer Lives”

#770 “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”

Collect of the Day

Almighty and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities and stretch forth the hand of Your majesty to heal and defend us; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Old Testament Reading                                                                                                    Job 19:13-26

P      The Old Testament Reading is from Job, the nineteenth chapter.

Job 19:13–26 (ESV): He has put my brothers far from me,

and those who knew me are wholly estranged from me.

14  My relatives have failed me,

my close friends have forgotten me.

15  The guests in my house and my maidservants count me as a stranger;

I have become a foreigner in their eyes.

16  I call to my servant, but he gives me no answer;

I must plead with him with my mouth for mercy.

17  My breath is strange to my wife,

and I am a stench to the children of my own mother.

18  Even young children despise me;

when I rise they talk against me.

19  All my intimate friends abhor me,

and those whom I loved have turned against me.

20  My bones stick to my skin and to my flesh,

and I have escaped by the skin of my teeth.

21  Have mercy on me, have mercy on me, O you my friends,

for the hand of God has touched me!

22  Why do you, like God, pursue me?

Why are you not satisfied with my flesh?

23  “Oh that my words were written!

Oh that they were inscribed in a book!

24  Oh that with an iron pen and lead

they were engraved in the rock forever!

25  For I know that my Redeemer lives,

and at the last he will stand upon the earth.

26  And after my skin has been thus destroyed,

yet in my flesh I shall see God,

P This is the Word of the Lord.

C Thanks be to God.

Epistle                                                                                                 1 Corinthians 12:12–26

P The Epistle is from 1 Corinthians, the twelve chapter.

12For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 13For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.

14For the body does not consist of one member but of many. 15If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 16And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 17If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell? 18But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. 19If all were a single member, where would the body be? 20As it is, there are many parts, yet one body.

21The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” 22On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, 24which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, 25that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. 26If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.

P   This is the Word of the Lord.

C   Thanks be to God.

Holy Gospel                                                                                                         Luke 4:16–30

P   The Holy Gospel according to Luke, the fourth chapter.

C   Glory to You, O Lord.

16[Jesus] came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read. 17And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written,

18“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives
and recovering of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
19to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

20And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21And he began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” 22And all spoke well of him and marveled at the gracious words that were coming from his mouth. And they said, “Is not this Joseph’s son?” 23And he said to them, “Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, ‘Physician, heal yourself.’ What we have heard you did at Capernaum, do here in your hometown as well.” 24And he said, “Truly, I say to you, no prophet is acceptable in his hometown. 25But in truth, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heavens were shut up three years and six months, and a great famine came over all the land, 26and Elijah was sent to none of them but only to Zarephath, in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow. 27And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, and none of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian.” 28When they heard these things, all in the synagogue were filled with wrath. 29And they rose up and drove him out of the town and brought him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they could throw him down the cliff. 30But passing through their midst, he went away.

P   This is the Gospel of the Lord.

C   Praise to You, O Christ.

Acknowledgments

Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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Notes and News

 LORD’S WORK AT SS PETER & PAUL, WEEK OF JAN. 27 – FEB. 3

Sunday           8:30 AM  Contemporary Svc.

10:00 AM Education Classes

11:00 AM Traditional Svc., w/comm.

7:00 PM CSM – Bible Study

Monday         7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

Tuesday         7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

7:30 AM   Men’s Bible Study

Wednesday    7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

9:00 AM   Parents Day Out

4:00 PM Confirmation

5:00 PM Praise Team Rehearsal

6:30 PM Adult Choir

Thursday        7:30 AM  Early Learning Center

5:30 PM Home Bible Study

Friday             7:30 AM Early Learning Center

Next Sunday  8:30 AM   Contemporary Svc., w/comm.

10:00 AM Education Classes

11:00 AM Traditional Svc.

12:30 PM Youth Group

7:00 PM CSM – Bible Study

Pray this week for:

Submit a Prayer: www.copperluth.org/prayer-request

Cancer: Julia Munson, Nancy Pintar, Elaine Monette, Sue Etapa,

Lori Pemberton, Mary Ann Tervo, Julie Sutinen, Jim, Karen Donovan,

Dave Stimac, Rick Williams

Other Prayers: Jen DePuydt, Pastor Paul, Nancy Smith

Missionary of the Month: Rev. Jonathan & Anita Clausing, Africa

MISSED A SERVICE?  Watch archive sermons at www.copperluth.org/sermon-archive.

READ AHEAD IN JOB FOR NEXT WEEK

Next week’s sermon will cover the section from Job 29-31. Read it ahead at home this week. Here we will see Job’s final claim of innocence and his demand that God show up.

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TO ALL VISITORS ATTENDING WORSHIP THIS MORNING:  We are thankful that you are worshiping our Lord and Savior Jesus with us.  Part of worshiping our Lord is bringing our financial gifts in the form of offerings to support the ministry of Christ’s church.  As our guest today, please do not feel obligated to give an offering.  We are just thankful that you are here and hope you will continue to worship with us. Want to give your offerings online? Go to www.copperluth.org/give.

HOLY COMMUNION: In preparation to receive the Lord’s Supper, please ask yourself these questions: Have I confessed and repented of my sins? Do I believe that in this Sacrament I am receiving the actual body and blood of Christ, under the bread and wine, into my mouth, for the forgiveness of my sins? Do I share the confession and wish to participate in the unity of this congregation? Will I, with the Lord’s help, amend my sinful life? If you answer, “yes” to all of these questions, please join us for this blessed gift from God for our forgiveness. If you need a gluten free wafer, please ask the pastor when you are kneeling at the rail.

CSM –  Concordia student ministries or CSM is our college focus ministry based out of our student house at Michigan Tech. We have events every Saturday afternoon/ evening Bible study on Sunday nights. Come connect with other Christian college students and join us at one of our weekly events!

Needed: People to help others with transportation: There are people in our church family who need help getting to medical appointments and possibly with other errands and I’d like to put together a pool of those of you who can help. It shouldn’t be “spur of the moment” so you would get a call as soon as I learn of the need. Please, if you could help with this type of care, call me at 487-6524 (leave a message) or email me at lavitton@gmail.com. Thanks much, Lou Ann Vitton, Care Ministry Director

Coffee Donations:  We are running low on decaffeinated coffee.  Anyone who would like to donate cans of coffee to be used for church functions, please bring them to the church kitchen and they will be stored there until needed.  Thank you.

Choir: The choir is looking for additional members. On-the-job training provided! Additionally, we are looking for an accompanist. Please contact Jason Sommerville (906-370-2377, jason.sommerville@gmail.com) or try us out at a rehearsal. The choir meets at 6:30 pm on Wednesdays in the sanctuary.

LIFE OUTREACH CENTER BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN – will take place at SS Peter & Paul during the month of February.  Next Sunday, February 3, you will have the opportunity to take an empty baby bottle, in which you may fill with cash, coins, checks (made out to Life Outreach), and return to the church during the month.  The bottles will be handed out after each Service on February 3 by ladies from the Dorcas Society.  The Center is now located on Quincy Street in Hancock, across from the Salvation Army.  Executive Director of the Center is our own Jennifer DePuydt-Saari.

SERVING: Ushers:   Robert Scholie, Zachary Lynch,

Dennis Hagenbuch, Jed Chrestensen (Early)

Deb Olson, Jim Lahti,

Marilynn Dewald, Sam Coates (Late)

Elders:      Dustin Scherr (Early)

Jonathan Leinonen, Dale Dewald (Late)

Acolytes: Sam Roberts (Early)

Xander Nordmark, Phoenix Nordmark (Late)

Lay Reader: Gene Kuiper

Greeters: Stan & Lou Ann Vitton (Early)

Jean Pemberton, Rachele Lambert (Late)

Weekly Operating Budget Need $9,719 
Last Week
Offerings $   14,812.38
      Other Income $          69.00
Total $  14,881.38
   
Year to Date Budget Need $  27,880.00
Year to Date Actual $  39,878.38
Year to Date Difference $   11,990.38

“Lutheran Hour” Radio Ministry, Sunday 8:30 AM, WHKB 102.3FM

ATTENDANCE AT SERVICES: 

Sun. 1/20 – (8:30) 140 + (11:00) 119 = 259

Office Information:

Monday-Thursday 8:30am-3:30pm

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Staff:

Pastor: Aaron Gehrke; pastorgehrke@copperluth.org

Director of Youth & Campus Ministry: Marcus Huff: marcus@copperluth.org

Preschool Director/Teacher: Jaime Schuldt: preschool@copperluth.org

Office Manager: Judy Fenske; secretary@copperluth.org

Facilities Manager: Don Kuiper; maintenance@copperluth.org

Business Manager: Jason Auel; business@copperluth.org

Volunteer Ministry Staff:

Director of Care Ministry: Lou Ann Vitton; louann@copperluth.org

Group Life: Rob Cooke; groups@copperluth.org

Hospitality: Anne Cooke: anne@copperluth.org

Community: Kerri Mayra; community@copperluth.org

Children’s Ministry: Abby Gehrke; children@copperluth.org

Director of Communication: Bryant Weathers: bryant@copperluth.org